Backing up your Prospex data is easy - and vital
Data loss isn’t something we like to think about, but it can have very real, and negative impact on your organisation. With the depth of data manipulation involved in each Prospex project, losing your existing data could have a big impact on your workload. That is why we have built an easy-to-use back-up function into Prospex.
Should the worst happen to your computer the Beacon Dodsworth support team can help you reinstall and configure your Prospex software. However, unless you have backups it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data. Backing up is a two-step process and takes between 5-15 minutes to run, depending on how much data you hold in Prospex. We recommend you back up at least quarterly, and preferably more regularly if you are a heavy Prospex user.
How to backup your Prospex Data (Time 5-15 Minutes)
- Save any of your existing projects and ensure you have a folder where you can drop the backup. A cloud or external hard drive would be ideal for this.
- When ready, go to Admin, Backup. Prospex will advise you that it needs to close to perform the backup, if this is OK press Yes.
- You then need to locate the place for the backup and press OK. Most backups will be well under a gigabyte and make sure to save it on the network, in the cloud or an external hard drive in case something happens to your PC.
- Prospex will now backup your data. You can see the progress in the bottom right corner.
Restoring your Prospex data
If the worst has happened, or you’re moving your Prospex install you may need to restore from your backup. To do this, first install Prospex - you may need to contact us for support with this step. With Prospex open, go to Admin, Restore. Locate your backup and press OK. This will restore you to the backed up version.
Do you need any help with Prospex?
We are on hand if you need any help installing, backing up, or restoring your Prospex software, just get in touch during office hours using our contact form, call us on 01904 701 020, or click on the web chat window in the bottom right of this page.
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